The Bloomfield Bees volleyball are looking for continued improvement under second year head coach Lacey Thies.
The Bees, who graduate four seniors from last year’s 11-14 season, will be a young team in 2016. They will once again have just four seniors on the squad, who they will look to lead throughout the season.
Bloomfield will first step onto the court September 6 as they take on Osmond.
Bloomfield did not submit a profile for the 2016 volleyball season.
Coming off a 6-4 record in 2015, Matt Kuchar and the Bloomfield Bees football team look to use their experience to their advantage.
The Bees return 12 starters combined on offense and defense from last season, including a very talented senior class. They are led by an impressive line that consists of Garret Alexander, Cole Bruns, McGwire Mackeprang and Wilson Wagner. They also will field a very talented backfield led by Quinten Moles and Luke Fehringer.
The Bees kick off the season August 26 when they take on Wynot.
Coach: Matt Kuchar
2015 record: 6-4
2015 playoffs: Second round loss to Guardian Angels Central Catholic
Returning starters: Seven on offense, five on defense
Returning letter winners: Garret Alexander, Sr., Cole Bruns, Sr., McGwire Mackeprang, Sr., Devin Johnson, Sr., Luke Fehringer, Sr., Wilson Wagner, Sr., TJ Ketelsen, Sr., Quinten Moles, Jr., Reece McFarland, Jr., Michael Castaneda, Jr., Jackson Eisenhauer, Jr., Jared Hornback, Jr., Will Fehringer, So., Brantson Gieselman, So., Damien Kersten, So., Dylan Kauth, So., Mitch Mackeprang, So., Trenton Holz, So.
Players to watch: Cole Bruns, McGwire Mackeprang, Wilson Wagner, Quinten Moles, Luke Fehringer
2016 Outlook: “We look to build on our playoff appearance and winning seasons record this year. We had a drought of playoff road wins and broke that last year and would like to continue that. We lost three players to graduation. We have a solid group of seniors returning this year. We need to continue to work hard and be injury free to be a competitive team. The strength of our team will be the offensive and defensive fronts. We need to develop a QB and a deep threat to stretch the field.” - coach Matt Kuchar. The Bees return as much experience as anyone in the state for 2016, including one of the most talented senior classes in the area. Their lines are strong and their backs are fast. This will be on of the more exciting teams to watch this season in the area. Expect them to make a deep playoff run this season.